Deep Breath.... Sigh.
OK. I think I've composed myself. I have that I'm-SO-frickin'-excited-I-think-I'm-going-to-jump-out-of-my-skin feeling! OMG. O. M. G.!!!! In 3 wks I'm going to spend the weekend playing with paint, and paper and fabric and flowers and ink and stamps and all kinds of artsy goodies with DONNA DOWNEY!!! I'm going to Remember When Scrapbooking in Valencia, CA and I'll be attending 4 workshops taught by the one and only Donna Downey. If you've been a long-time follower of my blog, you know how much I LOVE Donna Downey. I first shared my love for her when I came out about by my craft addiction. Then, I told you how much I love her studio. I've also shared with you some projects that were inspired by her and I shared more about my love of her, her studio and her fabric scrapbooking here. Donna and I share a love for turquoise and my recent mixed media canvas was also inspired by her. I love browsing Donna's blog and her shop for inspiration.
This is a DREAM come TRUE! I still can't believe I'm going to be in her presence and creating with her and learning so many creative techniques that she uses so I can expand my skills and let my creativity soar! I've been telling everyone I know but I simply cannot put my excitement into words. I don't think I'll be able to sleep at all that weekend!
And I need to tell you that I have the BEST MOM in the WHOLE WORLD! While there are many reasons why she's the best mom, the number one reason today is that she is helping with the cost of the weekend. Of course, I offered to foresake all Christmas gifts for the next 10 yrs if she would help pay for this amazing opportunity. I also have the BEST HUSBAND in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD, because he is letting me go away for this amazing weekend ALONE. I'm leaving Taylor with him for the weekend as I enjoy the creativity and the moments of solitude! I hope they're both still alive when I return!
Did I mention I'm excited?